Is there a future for robot-assisted surgery?

Recently, there was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal regarding robot-assisted surgery. It reported the results of two articles published in JAMA that demonstrated that robotic-assisted surgery cost more and took longer without achieving superior results to laparoscopic surgery on average.

With this, my LinkedIn account lit up. Here are several of the comments that came through:

“I’ve come to assume that robotic surgery is better for GYN and colon surgeries simply because...

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